Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Turning information security upside down

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 1, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Just a small thought for the day. I was chatting to the knowledge manager for a large Defence contractor today and he mentioned he’s having …

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The role of social networks in IT systems implementations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

I had coffee with my friend Trevor Moore yesterday and we got talking about a system implementation he’s involved in. It’s a large project affecting …

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The Ultimate Guide to Anecdote Circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 19, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

We are very pleased to announce the release of a little eBook we have been working on called The Ultimate Guide to Anecdote Circles. Our …

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Story as a source of insight

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 28, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Here is an anecdote from a senior executive from our recent survey which I just had to share. I’ve posted about the 5 ways in which stories are …

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Surveys, rewards and shame

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 27, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Bob Sutton has a terrific post describing how Cedars-Sinai Medical Center got all their doctors to wash their hands. His main source for the post is …

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If you can’t measure it….

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 18, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I recently heard a presentation that mentioned the truism ‘if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it’. It reminded me of how uncomfortable I …

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Pictorial stories that convey values

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 5, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

A mining company just finished a traditional values exercise. You know the one, it ends up with a bulleted list of single words like integrity, …

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Meeting with the creator of Most Significant Change

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 25, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I met with Rick Davies this week. He’s in Melbourne visiting his family and doing some work for Oxfam. We talked about the Zahmoo project and …

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Becoming self-sufficient

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 3, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I spent the afternoon with one our clients, a large multi-national, talking about the Most Significant Change pilot we’ve recently worked on together (perhaps one of …

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The one about the conference call vandals

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 3, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

John Smith tells an amusing anecdote about our conference call last week and makes some comments about conference calls and communities of practice.

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